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Gender: M Meaning of Baxter: "baker" Origin of Baxter: English occupational name

An x makes any name cooler, so that Baxter has a bit more pizzazz than the original Baker. Baxter had some currency as a first name a century ago--it was on the popularity lists sporadically from 1880 till the 1920s, peaking at Number 515 in 1886-- which means it's just about due for a comeback. And we can see Bax as a worthy follow-up to Max and Jax.

Singer Ian Dury named his now-grown son Baxter, and Dr. Baxter Stockman was a scientist in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" series.

Famous People Named Baxter

Baxter Dury, English singer-songwriter
Baxter Black, American cowboy, poet, veterinarian and commentator
Baxter Hall, American soldier who drummed the first musters in the Revolution

Pop Culture References for the name Baxter

Baxter Stockman, character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series
Baxter McNab, main character on Canadian TV series "Baxter"
Baxter, Ron Burgundy's dog in movie "Anchorman"
"Baxter!" 1973 British film
"Baxter," 1979 French horror film and its main character, a talking dog
Baxter could easily be used for a girl, since it refers to a female baker
Baxter, puppy on "Masters of Sex"
Ted Baxter, character on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
Mike Baxter, lead character on TV's "Last Man Standing"
Phyllis Baxter, lady's maid of the Countess of Grantham on "Downton Abbey"

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